The Jones FamilyLevel: Beginner
- Adjectives and review of the verb be in the present.
- Antonyms and synonyms.
- Review of introducing people.
Always watch the video several times without subtitles first. Train your ears! Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this simple rule.
Exercises for this lesson:
- The Jones Family - Part 1
- The Jones Family - Part 2
- Introducing People (Review)
- Where are they from?
- Mary Describes Her Mother
- The Question
- Patty Describes Her Sister
- Intelligent Mary
- Pat Describes Patty
- Antonyms Are Opposites
How to do the lessons:
- Watch the video without subtitles.
- Do all the Exercises.
- Come back to this page.
- Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!
The Jones Family
Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1
Same video with Precise Subtitles below but first you will watch again without subtitles! If you watch at least twice WITHOUT subtitles, your pronunciation will be much better in the end! Subtitles begin at 2:09.
The best way I can describe this Americana lesson for beginners, is to call it "adjective fun". The interviewer asks them to give 3 adjectives to describe each other. After a mere minute and a half, we feel like we know a lot about them. Their replies are obviously ingenious, and we feel like they're learning things about each other for the first time as we watch.
Pat Jones, the mother, lives in West Virginia and has a southern USA accent. Her daughter Patty also has the same accent but less pronounced, while Mary seems to has lost hers completely.
We were lucky to have met them while they were on vacation in New York City.